ATN's Odin series of thermal multipurpose monocular device provides users with an unprecedented level of mobility and thermal viewing ability, even in situations with total darkness or smoke and fog. Every single thermal device features a thermal sensor. The benefit of a thermal monocular over a standard night vision image intensification based monocular lies in how the thermal sensor generates an image. The added benefit of a multipurpose monocular is in its ability to adapt to situation beyond where a normal monocular could function.
The thermal sensor does not use ambient light to create a clear image, but rather uses heat energy, which would allow hot objects, or object with body heat, such as an animal or a car, to appear brighter and more pronounced, while colder object such as leaves or fog would show up darker or invisible. This is what allows a thermal device such as the Odin thermal multipurpose monocular to see in total darkness, and even through certain surface, as it can sense heat through them. In addition, the monocular features variable pivot technology, which allows you to rotate the image to your liking, be it as a weapon scope, a head mounted monocular goggle, or a handheld device.